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Embracia Moonee Valley – Results from yesterday and a sad farewell

August 1, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Re: Embracia Moonee Valley – Results from yesterday and a sad farewell

We wish to inform you and with the permission of his family, Vince O’Neil passed away last night, peacefully at Embracia Moonee Valley.  Since his diagnosis of COVID-19, Vince with his family, his GP and our clinical team, he set his own wishes and care directives, his wish was not to go to hospital and remain at our home, with the staff who love and cared for him.  His family have been able to come and visit and be with him with the support of our team assisting them with PPE.  Vince will be missed dearly by all of us as he was big character and a great man.  Our Embracia team send their love and condolences to his family and thank them for the privilege of having Vince in our home.

As we have previously reported, Sonic testing were again on site yesterday to conduct resident testing.  We can confirm today that from the residents tested yesterday, there are NO new positive cases.  We can also confirm that one of our earliest positive resident cases has returned their first negative. This is a pleasing sign and we will test them again in the coming days to confirm the negative result, however, at this point, we are now pleased to say they have recovered from COVID-19.  This is now our second resident who has recovered.

We now have five active resident cases.  One of the residents was sent to hospital following a change in the clinical observation and they have been reviewed in hospital and is expected to return to us soon.  The four other residents remain stable at home in their own rooms.

Our Staff were tested onsite today, and we will report on those results on Monday as we expect those results to take 48 hour or so.

In relation to further rounds of testing, we are unsure if and when they will take place as we are under the strict guidance of DHHS on this matter.  As soon as we know more, we will share that information with you.

Today’s Summary:


  • 5 active cases in our home.
  • 2 residents have now recovered.


  • 3 active cases who are all stable or asymptomatic
  • 4 recovered and given DHHS clearance.

Contact Cases:

  • 5 active cases. We do not have confidence of the accuracy of this number now as DHHS has stopped reporting these cases to us.

We wish to thank the families and friends of our residents who are booking in zoom or FaceTime calls or window visits.  We have had many family and friends bring individual food parcels and treats for their loved ones and they have also been personally hand delivered to your loved one and very much appreciated by our residents.  If you were unaware that you could come and drop off food or gifts specific to your loved one, please feel free to do so.  Every little bit helps us all stay connected and together we want to keep our residents smiling, feeling engaged and even spoiled.

Please keep following our Facebook page, Instagram, and our website to keep up to date as we will continue to share photos of what is happening inside our home.  Don’t forget to email lifestylemv@embraciavic.com.au to arrange a phone call, zoom call or a window visit.  We don’t expect to need to put a formal letter of communication out tomorrow, so please just check our social media for photos and images.

Kind regards,

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
General Manager

We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.